What we do
We provide diagnosis and treatment for a range of heart problems including arrythmia, congenital and ischaemic heart disease, heart failure, hypertension and valve disorders.
We have coronary care beds at Scunthorpe and Grimsby hospitals in addition to specialist rehabilitation and respiratory teams. We also offer outpatient services at our Goole hospital.
Patient care and well-being is of the utmost importance to our staff and each patient has a named nurse so we can provide individualised nursing care, taking into account each patient’s physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs. All procedures are undertaken with a friendly yet professional attitude to attempt to put patients at ease during what may be a difficult time.
Coronary care beds
Our coronary care beds offer critical care to patients with a range of cardiac conditions including acute myocardial infarction (MI), unstable angina, cardiac rhythm disturbances, and heart failure.
Our patients may have several cardiac investigations during their stay with us including coronary angiography, permanent pacemaker insertion, and implantable loop insertion.
Staff are supported by an excellent cardiac rehabilitation service and also by a heart failure specialist nurse service.
We also have facilities for emergency insertion of temporary pacemakers, NIV – (CPAP Mode), high flow oxygen therapy, emergency DC cardioversion and pericardiocentesis.
Other service that we offer include:
- Elective DC Cardioversion
- Trans-oesophageal echocardiography
- Dobutamine challenge stress test
- Myoview scans (Grimsby only)
- Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) (Scunthorpe only).
If you are coming in as a patient, or you are visiting a loved one, then please be aware we do use a lot of equipment which allows us to give the best possible care. We realise this may seem frightening at first but please do not be alarmed by what you will see.
It is normal for patients to be connected to cardiac monitors which have alarms and may be noisy; this allows us to observe the heart rhythm. Patients may have a needle in their hand, arm or side of their neck; this is to allow us to give drugs quickly. A drip or more than one may be necessary to give medicines to help with their treatment. A face mask may also be used to deliver oxygen, which will help to relieve pain and will also help if they are short of breath.
Outpatient service at Goole
We hold a weekly outpatient clinic at Goole and District Hospital in addition to rapid access chest pain clinics. ECGs are also available.
The British Heart Foundation has lots of information about heart disease and offer support for people affected. British Heart Foundation
03033 306656 (Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole)